While some of the work shown above is on the flashy side, a lot of what I do is more in the weeds. I simply figure out micro interactions and just make sure everything works. Motion in itself is usually not the focus.
I’ll usually work along side a visual designer, break apart designs, to go back and forth to find a solution to a problem.
This process always reveals edge cases and helps us narrow in on a solution. For instance, I worked with a designer to create a photo Lightbox for our support chat. While the initial idea was simple, I create a dozen different approaches. Some took into account possible technical constraints, others visual tweaks.
Most of our customer’s attachments were screenshots and I found the baked in UI frequently clashed with the Lightbox UI. The proposed solution expanded the photo within a smaller frame to avoid this.
This back and forth between static and motion can lead to simple, elegant solutions.